Extra Special Buttercream Icing 1 Reviews By Nesmar recipe Comments | 0 Favorites | 306 Print This is Wilton newest buttercream icing recipe. this icing is similar to the flavor and has a medium consistency like bakery icing. It is ideal for frosting and borders. Extra Special Buttercream Icing Ingredients * 2 cups solid vegetable shortening** 2 lbs. confectioners’ sugar (There are 4 cups to a pound)* 1/2 tsp. salt* 1-2 tsp. clear vanilla or your favorite flavoring* 6-8 oz. whipping cream* Nb. if you want a more buttery taste use 1 cup of crisco and 1 cup of butter or margarine. Instructions Cream shortening until fluffy. Add sugar and continue creaming until well-blended. Add salt, flavoring and whipping cream; blend on low speed until moistened. Beat at high speed until icing is fluffy. Extra-Special Buttercream icing needs to be refrigerated, both after it is made and when it is placed on a cake. It will keep 3-5 days in the refrigerator.